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The parents of a young woman who died after the car she was travelling in collided with a tree have paid tribute to her.
Nineteen-year-old Ferne Campbell from Northamptonshire was a front seat passenger in a silver Toyota Yaris which left the road and hit a tree near the A361. It happened at about 9.55am on Monday 5th September close to Williamscote Hill in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
Both Ferne and the driver, another 19-year-old woman, were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, but Ferne later died from the injuries she sustained in the crash.
Ferne's parents Peter and Ondine Campbell said:
"As Ferne's parents, we wish to pay tribute to our only child: Our beautiful, vibrant and loving daughter. She was our life and we were, and still are, immensely proud of her.
"We ask that any parent reading these words will hold their child when next they see them and tell them how much they are loved.”
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the 24 hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101, quoting URN 353 5/9.
A man has been jailed for six years for offences including an armed robbery in Banbury. Danny Walsh, aged 25, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and one count of possession of a firearm at Oxford Crown Court. In July Walsh threatened staff at Easington Post Office in Horton View with what appeared to be a black handgun. He made off with a quantity of cash.
Investigating officer, Det Con Mark Personius said: “I am delighted that Walsh, who is an extremely dangerous offender, demonstrated by the fact he used a handgun during the robbery at Easington Post Office, is now behind bars for a considerable period of time. Thanks to excellent CCTV images Walsh was quickly identified as our suspect and therefore we published a wanted appeal to the public and media. We also shared this appeal with Sussex Police because we had intelligence that Walsh was in Brighton, and so it proved to be as he was arrested there just four days after the offence. I am pleased for the victims in this case, who thought their lives were in danger when Walsh entered the post office with a handgun. Hopefully the victims will now feel that justice has been served.
People are being warned not to approach a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Banbury.
Detectives said that they wanted to find 25-year-old Danny Walsh who sometimes sleeps rough in a tent in the town where a post office was targeted yesterday.
The offender entered the Easington Post Office shortly after 3.15pm with what's believed to be a black handgun and, after being given cash, he fled on foot.
“If you see Walsh please do not approach him, instead call police on 999.
“If you have information about Walsh, his whereabouts or in a non-emergency please call police on 101.
“I would like to reassure the local community that we are conducting a thorough investigation into this serious offence. We have already spoken to a number of witnesses, obtained CCTV and carried out extra patrols in the area.
“If anyone is concerned or has questions then please do not hesitate to speak to a police officer or PCSO.”
Police have been called to Banbury this afternoon following an unexplained death of a man.
Officers were called to a property in The Causeway this morning following a report that a man had sustained injuries.
“Detectives are in the early stages of investigating the circumstances of this incident in which a man has died.
“Due to these enquiries, officers will be in the Banbury area so if anyone has any concerns, please approach and speak to an officer.
“Additionally, if anyone has any information about the man’s death or if anyone saw anything out of the ordinary in the area of Middleton Road, the bus station or The Causeway between 6.30am and 8.30am today, please speak to police.”
A warning's been issued after fire crews were called to deal with a blaze caused by an electric heater in Banbury.
When they arrived at the property crews found the remains of an electric heater melted into the burned bedroom carpet.
"Fortunately the quick thinking resident unplugged the electric fire from the socket when they realised what was happening, and smothered the fire with a blanket. These actions undoubtedly prevented the fire from spreading to the rest of the bedroom.
"The family were very lucky as there were no working smoke alarms in the property and the occupants were all downstairs when the fire started. It was just luck that one of them went upstairs and found the fire.
"If the fire had continued undiscovered for another 1-2 minutes the whole bedroom would have been alight”.
A nurse has been been jailed for 14 years for attempting to murder her own mother.
Julia Knight had been accused of injecting her mother with a potentially fatal dose of insulin to prevent her being discharged from Horton Hospital, in Banbury.
Julie Knight injected 81-year-old Irene Robson with insulin at Horton General Hospital in Banbury. She claimed it was to try to stop her from being discharged, but a jury at Oxford Crown Court found her guilty.
The 56-year-old nurse sobbed in the dock when the result was read out. During the trial the court heard how Knight had forged a prescription for insulin at the doctor's surgery where she worked. She then visited her mother and injected her in the stomach with the potentially lethal dose.
She said she was trying to cause a medical blip so that her mother would stay in hospital for longer and a proper care package could be arranged.
Doctors had to save her life after she fell unconscious when her blood sugar levels dropped and then realised she had been injected with insulin. Irene died in September this year of unrelated causes.
Julie Knight injected 81 year old Irene Robson with insulin at Horton General Hospital in Banbury. She claimed it was to try and stop her from being discharged, but today a jury at Oxford Crown Court found her guilty.
The 56 year old nurse sobbed in the dock when the result was read out. During the trial the court heard how Knight had forged a prescription for insulin at the doctors surgery where she worked. She then visited her mother and injected her in the stomach with the potentially lethal dose. She said she was trying to cause a medical blip so that her mother would stay in hospital for longer and a proper care package could be arranged.
Dr's had to save her life after she fell unconscious when her blood sugar levels dropped and then realised she had been injected with insulin. Irene died in September this year of unrelated causes.
A nurse has been found guilty of attempting to murder her own mother.
Julia Knight injected 81-year-old Irene Robson with insulin at Horton Hospital, in Banbury.
She had denied the charge, but a jury at Oxford Crown Court didn't believe her.
A jury will continue its deliberations later in the trial of a nurse accused of injecting her mother with insulin to prevent her being discharged from hospital.
Julia Knight is alleged to her given eighty one year old Irene Robson a potentially lethal dose of insulin at Horton Hospital in Banbury.
Ms Knight denies trying to kill her.